Here are the fantasy golf picks for week nine where a stellar field is assembled at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial tournament and the Nordea Masters takes place in Stockholm
Fantasy Golf Picks
This week the PGA Tour heads to Muirfield Village where the world’s top five golfers will all tee it up for the first time since the Masters.
The world’s top three – Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy – all head into the tournament off the back of wins.
Day won the ‘unnoficial fifth major’ at the Players Championship, McIlroy won the Irish Open for the first time and Jordan Spieth sealed his first ever victory in his home state of Texas at the Dean & Deluca Invitational.
Sweden’s David Lingmerth defends the title he won last year when he beat Justin Rose in a play-off.
On the European Tour, Alexander Noren defends the Nordea Masters at Bro Hoff Slott Golf Club in Stockholm.
He won last year at PGA Sweden National in Malmo by four strokes over Soren Kjeldsen.
World number six Henrik Stenson headlines the field that also includes three-time champion Lee Westwood and last week’s BMW PGA Championship runner-up Rikard Karlberg.
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The prize for the month is a limited edition US Open Cobra Tour bag and two tickets to the Open Championship at Troon!
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Fantasy golf picks for week nine:
USA 1: Dustin Johnson – DJ has 10 top-15 finishes already this season and came T13th at Muirfield Village last year. A win could be just around the corner for the world number eight.
USA 2: Jordan Spieth – Not only did Jordan have his putting boots on last week, he also drove the ball much better than we’ve seen this year. He looks to have tightened-up his swing and he proved last week what a class act he is by birdieing the final three holes on a back-nine where he only uses his putter nine times.
GB: Lee Westwood – Westy hit the ball well enough to win at Wentworth last week but once again his putter let him down. He’s won the Scandinavian Masters three times including in 2012 where it was staged at this week’s venue – Bro Hoff Slott.
Ireland: Rory McIlroy – The world number three produced a sensational finish at the K Club two weeks ago to win his first Irish Open. Is he back to his best? Maybe…
Scandinavia: Rikard Karlberg – The Swede won the Italian Open last year and finished second last week at the BMW PGA Championship after a stunning seven-under-par final round 65 to finish one stroke shy of Chris Wood.
Rest of Europe: Romain Wattel – The Frenchman is finding some serious form. He finished T4th at Wentworth and also T4th at Walton Heath this week to book his place at Oakmont for the US Open in two weeks.
Asia: Hideki Matsuyama – The world number 15 finished T5th here last year and won the event in 2014 for his first ever PGA Tour title.
Africa: Thomas Aiken – Aiken is quietly going along very nicely this season. He’s been playing most of his golf in the US, as he is this week at the Memorial, where he leads the driving accuracy statistics with 74.47% fairways hit. He finished T26th here last year and is fresh off a good finish at Wentworth where he ended T4th.
Australasia: Jason Day – The world number one is considered the best player in the world when everyone’s on form so you can’t really look past him this week. He’s won seven times in his last 17 starts. Scary.